This very special holiday release from 8bitpeoples features an allstar cross-platform lineup that is sure to make yours a truly chippy christmas indeed. Brought together from all corners of the globe, these 8 amazing tunes were composed by 8 dedicated chiptune maniacs on 8 different videogame consoles and homecomputers! Featuring the sounds of Yerzmyey on the Spectrum, Nullsleep on the NES, Vim on the VIC20, Paul Slocum on the Atari 2600, Bit Shifter on the GameBoy, Goto80 on the C64, Dma-Sc on the Atari ST, and Hally on the X68000, there is only one way to celebrate the holidays right this year, and this is it.
1 - yerzmyey - merry christmas! jesus holy, born so lowly
2 - nullsleep - silent night
3 - vim - when a child is bored
4 - paul slocum - up on the housetop
5 - bit shifter - let it snow
6 - goto80 - last christmas (hot digi remix)
7 - dma-sc - the first blip blop noel
8 - hally - xmas songs plastic sputnik arcade punk remix
March 21, 2011 Subject:
December 9, 2008 Subject:
Let it snow
Wonderful. Bit shifter just lets me hear my favourite crimbo tune in full chipishness!
January 27, 2008 Subject:
5/5 for "Silent Night"
I've always loved the song "Silent Night", and I love the version here, Since it's so different to the other versions I've heard. It's cute, catchy and nostalgic, with a cool "Retro" feel. I can't wait to hear the other tracks on this album, I hope they are just as awesome.
November 30, 2006 Subject:
this great stuff made me instantly smile :-)
thats some fantastic work! especially
"vim - when a child is bored"
made me to laugh myself to tears because its so brilliant :-)
absolutely 4 thumbs up!
November 5, 2005 Subject:
Christmas and video games go hand in hand these days. This is a fun collection.
This is one very entertaining collection, which I think should become a perennial holiday classic.
December 24, 2003 Subject:
Marvellously beepy Yuletide shenanigans.
This is a great idea, wonderfully executed - 8 different Xmas-themed tunes by 8 different artists on 8 different classic game consoles or computers!
Although it doesn't say which tune is from which classic computer on the release page (and I'm streaming, so I can't see the ID3 tags), I think it's:
Yerzmyey (Poland) - Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Nullsleep (USA)- Nintendo NES
Vim (UK) - Commodore VIC20
Paul Slocum (USA) - Atari 2600
Bit Shifter (USA) - Nintendo Game Boy
Goto80 (Sweden, Australia right now) - Commodore C64
DMA SC (France?) - Atari ST
Hally (Japan) - Sharp X68000
Great stuff - a truly international effort, and pretty darned catchy to boot, heh.